MINNEAPOLIS AND BOSTON (Nov. 8, 2023) — Best Buy Health and Mass General Brigham are collaborating to support a new model of healthcare delivery that serves patients where they want to be — at home. Together, they will develop solutions to support the transformational movement of shifting healthcare to patients’ homes by improving how quality and safe care are provided with technology and clinical expertise. Their first priority is to scale and support Mass General Brigham’s Home Hospital. This technology-enabled clinical delivery model will expand access to Massachusetts residents choosing to receive acute-level hospital care in the comfort of their home.
Best Buy Health employee Roy Davis credits his military service with shaping him into the person he is today.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1984 right after high school and said his eight-year service taught him responsibility, how to take pride in his work and dedication to something greater than himself.
“In school, I didn’t apply myself,” Roy said. “But something changed when I was in the military. I developed leadership skills and learned how to push myself to be my best.”
Editor’s Note: In honor of Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Best Buy celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and the role they play in making the workplace a better place.
Maryland Best Buy employee Toni knows laughter can go a long way. The part-time virtual sales advisor is always the first to joke with her coworkers. It’s something that helps her share her story with others.
“I crack jokes because it makes it easier for people to deal with the situation,” she said.
Editor’s Note: Best Buy is proud to celebrate Hispanic and Latin/x Heritage Month. Read on for the story of one of our employees. (Photo Credit Patrick Williams)
As a child, Judith was often teased by classmates for having lighter skin as a Puerto Rican girl.
While her family reassured her of her heritage and identity, it was difficult for her to feel like she completely belonged.
“I remember feeling annoyed and angry for not being Hispanic enough,” said Judith, who was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Orlando when she was 8.
Editor’s note: Hannah Sethi, the author of this article, is part of the internship program and a senior at the University of Wisconsin. She is working with our talent acquisition team this summer.
This summer, 115 Best Buy interns are gaining valuable professional experience while making a lasting impact on their teams.
This is the first time our interns have worked in a hybrid model, spending some time on site and remote, similar to many of our corporate employees.
The interns also come from a diverse range of backgrounds:
- More than 50% BIPOC
- More than 50% female
- 10% internal, including store employees
- More than 40 colleges and universities
Throughout the program, our interns have received opportunities for professional development, networking and some unforgettable fun with their teams and fellow interns.
Allyship and connection are part of Best’s Buy DNA. For our colleagues who belong to the LGBTQIA+ community, these values are especially important and have a tremendous impact on their experience at work.
People and spaces, like our Pride Employee Resource Group, that offer allyship and connection can provide hope and help employees feel like they belong at Best Buy. EZ and Morgan are two employees who’ve inspired hope in their colleagues and contributed to Best Buy’s culture of inclusion by sharing their experiences and supporting others to live as their authentic selves.
Two Best Buy teams recently volunteered with nonprofit Junior Achievement to help the next generation learn about personal finances and business.
Junior Achievement is dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures and make smart academic and economic choices. There are more than 100 local JA Areas across the United States.
The internal audit team from the finance department spent half a day in South Saint Paul, Minnesota, with Junior Achievement North helping middle schoolers create mock budgets through JA Finance Park, an experiential learning program.
Best Buy is proud to be recognized on DiversityInc’s 2023 list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity. This is our first time in the Top 50.
We also were ranked No. 17 on DiversityInc’s Top Companies for Board of Directors list.
DiversityInc evaluates companies on workplace fairness, equity and inclusion initiatives, and outcomes focused on leadership accountability, organizational programs and practices, and representation of company leadership.
We know that a culture of equity and inclusion is fundamentally important to the long-term success of our business.
Editor’s Note: Best Buy is proud to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Read on for the stories of three of our employees. (Photo Credits, from left above: McKenna Walker, Gayathri Ramadoss, and Sasha Thomson)
Regardless of the job title, good leadership often comes down to building strong relationships and being an advocate for others.
Cheng Yang, Vidhya Subramanian and Scott Nishimura are three of our leaders who demonstrate this every day. Get to know them and discover how they lean on their cultural and personal experiences to support others at and outside of Best Buy.
For the past decade, Best Buy has collected more than $160 million in donations for the annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. We couldn’t do it without the continued generosity of our employees, customers and communities.
This holiday season was no exception. Our employees and customers went above and beyond, raising over $15 million at Best Buy store registers, online at BestBuy.com, on our app, during in-home service visits, and more. Since 2013, our communities have stepped up to support the children at St.
Customers are changing how and where they shop, and Best Buy is creating new ways to serve them.
Across the company, women leaders are guiding their teams through these changes — from expert advice online at our virtual store, to new store and supply chain operations that focus on customer needs within a geographic area and reduce electronic waste.
Meet three of the women using their previous experiences and knowledge to propel their teams into Best Buy’s next chapter.
After 11 years in sales, operations and strategy at Best Buy, Haley Hanes, omnichannel operations and services director, is using her experience and expertise to lead our new virtual store team.
Best Buy continually assesses and evolves ways to support our employees’ overall well-being — including those who find themselves in the most important role of all: caregiver. We have a suite of benefits to offer and are excited to announce the newest one available to all full-time and part-time employees. Meet Joshin.
Joshin is a support system for disability and neurodivergence in the workplace and life. It supports Best Buy employees, their families, and their teams through specialized care and navigation, 1:1 video coaching, and neurodivergent- and disability-focused self-service training.